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Alcohol & Cannabis

Delay driving if you have been smoking cannabis

Harm Reduction Education

Peer Health Educators provide information to college students on alcohol and cannabis harm reduction, including this poster campaign designed by Claudia Bleess.

Both cannabis and alcohol can impact quality of sleep by reducing REM sleep.

AT A GLANCE...                                                                                                      

Serving Sizes

Cannabis

Alcohol

Driving 

Cannabis

Delay 2-3 hours after smoking

Delay 6+ hours after eating edibles

Alcohol

Delay 1-2 hours per drink

Legal limit 

Cannabis

Not legal in state of MN   

Alcohol

Under 21 = zero tolerance

Age 21+ = .08 BAC

Metabolism

Cannabis

Stored in fatty tissue. Check out this site for more information. 

Alcohol

Rates vary according biological sex, body mass, food consumed and more. See the Virtual Bar for more information.

Impact on sleep               

Cannabis

Fall asleep faster, reduces REM sleep                 

Alcohol

Fall asleep faster, reduces REM sleep. The Sleep Foundation is a great source of information as well.

Impact on academics       

Cannabis

Inconclusive evidence                                       

Alcohol

1 night of drinking = 48 hours of reduced focus 

2 nights of drinking =  5 days of reduced focus

Over-consumption              

Cannabis

Create a low key Distraction to focus on (put in a movie). Leafly                                 

Alcohol

Stay with the person; If unresponsive, call 911